Residence Life Staff

Residence Life and Housing is more than just another office on campus. Staff members work as a team to ensure students have the best experiences available. Residence Life staff strive to create strong communities which foster healthy lifestyles and enhance the UMW living and learning environments. The main office for Residence Life staff is located in Marye House. There are many staff members to help out with in a variety of ways, and they welcome visitors and guests to stop by to chat and ask questions.  Residence Life can also be contacted through our “Contact Us” form found at URL: http://students.umw.edu/residencelife/contact/.

Staff consists of the Director of Residence Life and Commuter Student Services, two Associate Directors, three Assistant Directors, four Area Coordinators, 81 Resident Assistants, a Business and Marketing Manager, a Graduate Assistant, and a Administrative Assistant. Visit Student Affairs to view the office’s organizational chart.   

Chris Porter
Director of Residence Life & Commuter Student Services

B.A., The University of Tampa -
Political Science

M.A., Bowling Green State University -
College Student Personnel

Bethany Friesner
Associate Director of Residence Life for Learning Initiatives

B.S., University of Kansas -
Biology

B.S., University of Kansas -
Business Administration and Accounting

M.S., University of Kansas -
Higher Education Administration 

Matthew Troutman
Associate Director of Residence Life for Housing and Operations

B.A., Indiana University Kokomo -
Social and Behavioral Sciences

M.S., Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis -
Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

Wei Chen

Dr. Wei Chen, Ph.D.
Faculty in Residence

Colin Coleman
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Learning Initiatives

Buildings responsible for:  Virginia Hall and Willard Hall, Tri-Mo, and Alvey and Arrington

B.S. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania -
Mass Communication and Speech

M. Ed., Arizona State University -
Higher and Post Secondary Education

Elisabeth Burick
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Learning Initiatives

B.S., Youngstown State University -
Education

M.S., Syracuse University -
Higher Education

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Brittany Harper
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing and Operations

B.A., Eastern Illinois University -
Sociology

M.S., Murray State University -
Human Development and Leadership

John Hughey

John Hughey
Area Coordinator of Residence Life

Buildings responsible for: Alvey Hall, Arrington Hall, Willard Hall, Virginia Hall, Ball Hall, Custis Hall, Madison Hall, and Westmoreland Hall

B.S., Southern Illinois University -
Computer Engineering, minor in Management

M.S., Southern Illinois University -
Higher Education Administration

Tony

Anthony Leger
Area Coordinator of Residence Life

Building responsible for: Eagle Landing

B.A., Gannon University -
Philosophy

B.A., Gannon University -
Psychology

M.A., Ashford University -
Education with emphasis in Higher Education

Margot

Margot Jebb
Area Coordinator of Residence Life

Buildings responsible for: Marshall Hall, Mason Hall, Randolph Hall, and Russell Hall

B.A., Ithaca College -
French

M. Ed., Clemson University -
Counselor Education-Student Affairs

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Kristen Tuxbury
Area Coordinator of Residence Life

Buildings responsible for: UMW Apartments, Framar House, Bushnell Hall, and Jefferson Hall

B.A., Wells College -
Psychology, minor in Science Health & Values

M.S., Alfred University -
Education, Certificate of Advanced Study

Michelle Brooks
Business and Marketing Manager

B.A., University of Mary Washington -
English

B.A., University of Mary Washington -
Classics

MAIS., George Mason University -
Higher Education (in progress)

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Meg Pultz
Graduate Assistant for Commuter Student Services

B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland -
English

B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland -
Music

M.Ed., University of Mary Washington -
ESL (in progress)

Katina Shelton
Administrative Assistant

A.A., Rappahannock Community College -
Business Administration & Accounting